Authorities dismantle the Long Island ‘cocaine pipeline’ that ran from the Dominican Republic to New York

The so-called “cocaine pipeline” that runs from the Dominican Republic to Long Island was shut down after Sufflok County police arrested four people accused of selling cocaine and fentanyl at bars in a Hamptons hot spot,

Montauk is the epicenter of vacations in the summer, and prosecutors argued that four residents of the city took advantage of that to sell illegal drugs since 2020. The district attorney indicated that the drugs that were sold in night spots in and around the city .

The drugs were shown during a press conference on Friday, along with $35,000 in cash and a firearm seized earlier this week from the suspects’ homes.

For his part, District Attorney Ray Tierney stated that the drugs were mailed to Montauk from suppliers in the Dominican Republic and New York City.

“They’ll secrete it inside an item that otherwise looks legal, but inside are the illegal drugs,” Tierney said.

It was when Angel Gares-Diaz would pick up the drugs and help distribute them. None of the alleged drug sales have been linked to a fatal overdose, however the bust comes at a time when Suffolk County led the tri-state area in opioid overdose deaths.

“We have an opioid overdose epidemic in Suffolk County and law enforcement needs to be vigilant to prevent this from happening,” Tierney said.

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